There certainly has been a lot made lately about Resveratrol — something that is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the most effective anti-aging supplements around.
Resveratrol’s reputation is well-deserved in my opinion, but I’ve also noticed in recent months that a lot of manufacturers and retailers are starting to market what I call “faux Resveratrol.”
By this I mean that the supplements that they’re selling, and labeling as Resveratrol, really may not be what you think.
This shouldn’t come as a total shock. Whenever you have something that is in such high demand the way Resveratrol is right now, you’re going to have unscrupulous businessmen trying to capitalize on it at the cost of health-conscious consumers like you and me.
I want to give you a couple examples of some things I found on the Internet in just the past couple of days — both of which prove that you have to be extremely careful when you set out to buy Resveratrol.
By the way, down at the and of this story I’m also going to show you the very best resource I’ve found for finding quality Resveratrol. So it’s not all bad news!
And I’ll also show you a little trick that will allow you to get a supply of Resveratrol completely for free.
So please stay tuned for that. It will be worth it.
Now, let’s just talk about a couple of examples of how you can get into trouble when you buy Resveratrol and don’t really know what it is that you’re looking for.
I did a search recently in Google to find some sources where I could buy Resveratrol online. I was offered a ton of options, including three different products from three very well-known retailers here in the U.S.
What’s more, the prices were astounding. True high-quality Resveratrol can be a bit pricey if you don’t know where to look (remember, see below for some tips on where to go), so when I saw a few products for under 10 bucks, and one that was even under five dollars, I was intrigued.
But now here’s the problem — what these products were wasn’t Resveratrol. Instead, they were either what’s known as “grape seed extract,” or “red wine extract” — and there was no real mention anywhere of whether significant amounts of Resveratrol were in the product.
Now I’m not saying that these products don’t contain any Resveratrol. But I think it’s pretty clear that they don’t contain Resveratrol at the levels you would need in order to see the true benefit from taking it.
Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to trick people and call a simple red wine extract Resveratrol, because so many people equate red wine with Resveratrol.
In truth, Resveratrol doesn’t even have to come from wine at all — it could even come from something such as Japanese Knotweed. (And I don’t think this stuff makes a very good Beaujolais.)
Yes, grape seeds and grape skins (and wine) are among the better known sources of Resveratrol, but they aren’t the only ones. It may seem obvious, but make sure the label says “Resveratrol” — not simply grape seed extract.